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Column: Relevance & Reward Of Black Travel

Column: Relevance & Reward Of Black Travel

[Opinion column written by Glenn Jones] We can be proud of Bermuda when she sets trends instead of merely following them. In mid-June, the newly created Black Travel Alliance launched the Black Travel Scorecard and in a press release explained the objective of its work this way: “To evaluate destination management organisations and travel brands on... Read more of this article

Column: Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

Column: Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

[Opinion column written by OBA Senate Leader Marcus Jones] We have recently witnessed the departure of scores of expatriate workers returning to their homeland. More than 60 Portuguese nationals quit the Island in a special repatriation flight, some having lost their jobs. Reports suggest many more are waiting to go. With the invasion of Covid-19, we... Read more of this article

Column: Argus & Medical Practices Partnership

Column: Argus & Medical Practices Partnership

[Opinion column written by Peter Lozier & Dr. Basil Wilson] The Argus Group recently took the next step in our plan to deliver a positive impact on Bermuda’s healthcare system, by entering a Better Health Partnership with Island Health Services and the Family Practice Group. While various forms of accountable care or patient-centred clinics have... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Longevity Gene & Expenses

Carla Seely Column: Longevity Gene & Expenses

[Written by Carla Seely] Ask yourself a question: if a scientist could create a pill that allowed you to live another 10 to 20 years, extending your lifespan to 110 or 115 years, would you take it? Well, I can certainly answer that question: definitely not! It doesn’t matter whether the quality of life is there or not, financially I couldn’t afford... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Must Grow The Population In Bermuda’

Column: ‘Must Grow The Population In Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] Do you recall who said that death and taxes are the only two certainties in life? I didn’t. But Professor Google set me straight – it was Benjamin Franklin. Writing a letter about the US Constitution in 1789, he said: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an... Read more of this article

Column: Cole Simons Helping Young People

Column: Cole Simons Helping Young People

[Column written by Shadow Education and Economic Development Minister Cole Simons] Let’s support our young people, by helping them get back to work. As you all can agree, the Covid 19 pandemic has really taken its toll on Bermuda’s youth unemployment. If you look at Bermuda’s 2018 workforce development survey, you will find that the unemployment... Read more of this article

Event Review: Flame’s Restaurant Musical Treat

Event Review: Flame’s Restaurant Musical Treat

[Review written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, July 18th, the Flame Restaurant at 89 North Shore, Devonshire, came alive with entertainers Jesse and John Seymour, Ben Payne, and saxophonist Tino Martinez. The show opened with Ben singing and playing guitar to a mature audience starving for live music. His versions of Redemption Song, Sitting on the Dock... Read more of this article

Column: Time For ‘Old Fashion Plagiarism’

Column: Time For ‘Old Fashion Plagiarism’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] See if you can spot the link between the following three vignettes. Ready? [Hint: it’s the economy]. First There Was SAGE How did you spend your weekend? Me? I blew the dust off the SAGE Report [well only the Executive Summary, if truth be told]. Remember SAGE? That was the one... Read more of this article

Column: Britain’s Legacy Of Slavery, Colonialism

Column: Britain’s Legacy Of Slavery, Colonialism

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] As the United Kingdom [UK] confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country’s longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the British Virgin Islands [BVI] are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.... Read more of this article

Column: What’s A Healthy Drink Limit & Type

Column: What’s A Healthy Drink Limit & Type

[Opinion column written by Agathe Holowatinc] It’s summertime! That means boat parties, raft ups, weddings and other celebrations, evenings out, live music and amazing DJs, beach parties, pool parties, and more! If you know me, I love to dance and to celebrate important occasions, and I feel that life is truly meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. However,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Every Crisis Offers Opportunities’

Column: ‘Every Crisis Offers Opportunities’

[Opinion column written by Shadow National Security Minister Ben Smith] The Covid-19 pandemic has – and will – cause significant changes to our way of life. We’ve already had to adapt to unfamiliar phrases such as ‘shelter in place’ and ‘the new normal’ – something that will only become clear as time passes. Many of us have been working... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Don’t Do ‘Biggest Loser’

Column: Why I Don’t Do ‘Biggest Loser’

[Opinion column written by Hafid James] Firstly, this is not in any way shape or form to bash or pull down anyone that does or has partaken in these types of competitions. This is simply why I don’t do them. I get asked regularly to do one or if I’m helping with a particular one and the answer is always no. When asked why I don’t, I avoid really... Read more of this article

Column: BHEC CEO On Practice Acquisition

Column: BHEC CEO On Practice Acquisition

[Opinion column written by BHEC CEO Dr. Ricky Brathwaite] For the Bermuda Health Council, the news last week of Argus buying Island Health Services and the Family Practice Group was akin to an insurance company in the United States purchasing medical practices that accounted for 100 million Americans — and the entity charged with overseeing the... Read more of this article